Today is the anniversary of a man who I think was a scientific genius, as he co-founded the Jet propulsion Lab in the US and also a philosophical/political visionary thru his short pieces of literature left after he died prematurely in an explosion. He even had a crater on the moon named after him.
Parsons co-founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, commonly referred to as JPL. According to von Kármán, Parsons’ work in solid fuel research “… made possible such outstanding rockets as the Polaris and the Minuteman. Hence he enabled man to go to the moon thru his work on fuels and rockets.John Whiteside Parsons (born Marvel Whiteside Parsons on October 2, 1914 – died June 17, 1952), better known asJack Parsons died on this day 59 years ago. What a loss not only to the rocket/space age but also to the esoteric world.
His books “Freedom is a two-edged Sword” & the recently released “Three Essays on Freedom” are shining examples of how he envisioned the liberation of the individual in a totalitarian society. Big brother was not even a term back then but he had the foresight to realize that the peoples liberties where being eroded away and sought to rectify it. This was done via a few means, identifying Peoples rights, indicating ways to discover themselves and act upon it.
This lead him to Thelema and the idea that the rights of the individual is paramount and supersedes the state, not vice versa.
I suggest that you maybe try and obtain “Freedom is a two-edged Sword” and read it. Even tho it was written in the 1950′s it still reads as if it was written for our time now.
A great book to buy if you would like to know more about his life would be
An awesome comic can be found at the web link below.
Words by Richard Carbonneau, Art by Robin Simon
Here is a .pdf version…. >>>>> Jack Parsons – Freedom is a Two Edged Sword.pdf
Also a Collected Writings of Jack here…. >>>>> THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF JACK PARSONS.doc
Here is some footage of Jack >>>>>> Jack Parsons actual film footage
Jack Parsons: Jet Propelled Antichrist Below is a YouTube link to a documentary DVD produced by Enigma TV.
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